There is nothing quite as sweet as a strawberry you grew yourself. If you plant strawberry plants in winter (they arrive in garden centres in June), you’ll have sweet berries to pick by October or November. You can plant them in the garden or in a container. Strawberries even grow in bags or hanging basket, as long as you feed and water them lots.
DID YOU KNOW?
Strawberries are sun lovers. The more sun they get, the sweeter they will be. Leaves catch the sunshine and convert it into sweetness!
Grow more strawberries in less space: Buy or make a vertical planter bag with holes up the sides. Fill the bag up to the bottom level of holes with container mix and mix in a handful of sheep pellets. Push down firmly with your hands. Gently guide a small strawberry plant through each hole from the inside out so that the leaves are on the outside and the roots are snug inside. Repeat for each layer of holes until the tower is filled to within 3cm of the top and finish with 2 or 3 plants on top. Add slow release fertiliser and water well. As your strawberries grow keep them well fed and watered. Turn your strawberry bag around every few days so that each plant gets its fair share of sun.
Planting a strawberry tower
Feed plants with Yates Thrive liquid plant food.